Indie Memphis Day 7: A Bloody Good Time


Charisma Carpenter gets bloody in Girl In Woods
  • Charisma Carpenter gets bloody in Girl In Woods

After a fantastic weekend filled with great films and events in Overton Square, Indie Memphis returns to the Orpheum Theatre’s Halloran Centre tonight with the documentary Breaking A Monster. Director Luke Meyer followed Unlocking The Truth, a talented metal band of 12- and 13-year olds whose talent and verve got them a record deal and thrust them, unprepared, into the swamp of the 21st century music industry. 

The second film at the Halloran Centre is Jeremy Benson' horror tour de force Girl In Woods. You can read about the harrowing production in my interview with Benson in last week's Flyer cover story. 

Also tonight at the Halloran Centre is one of the many great panel discussions that Indie Memphis has been hosting this festival. If you're a woman who works in video production or has interest in filmmaking, come out the Women Filmmakers In Charge panel with Indie Memphis Hometowner Feature Award winner Joann Self Selvidge; Orion: The Story Of The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanne Finlay, who is in town from Nottingham, England; veteran producer/director Sarah Fleming, who shared the Short Documentary award with Self Selvidge this year for "Viola"; and producer/director/editor Laura Jean Hocking. 

Back at Studio On The Square, there are two encore presentations. The first is Barge, this year's Best Documentary award winner, and the second is the wild comedy Tangerine, which played on opening night of the festival. 

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